Aging Mastery Program starting March 9
Build your personal playbook for aging well. This no-cost, fun, innovative program empowers you to take key steps to improve your well-being, add stability to your life, and strengthen ties to your community. Meet new friends and provide encouragement to one another as you take the Aging Mastery journey together!
Held every Wednesday from 11 AM to 2 PM for 5 weeks, starting March 9, Call Shanon Conley at 719-314-5714 by March 1 to sign up!
VITA Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Free – Your Income Tax Return prepared by IRS Sponsored, Trained,
and Certified Tax Preparers.
VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) and AARP Tax-Aide are IRS sponsored programs operated by local volunteers to provide FREE, CONFIDENTIAL and SECURE preparation and e-filing of Federal and all State taxes for all taxpayers who qualify (Income under $57,000).
Check the flyer to the right for location, dates and contact information.
Senior Club at the Aspen Mine Center
Hosted by Marion – not to be confused with the Senior Club.
Meets on 2nd floor of the Aspen Mine Center in the dining area.
10-2 on Tuesdays and Thursdays
There is no membership fee!
Tuesdays: 10:30a Bingo, with FUN prizes / 1:00p Board games.
Thursdays: Mexican Train, an exciting game that is fast moving and goes in all directions, the more players the faster it moves and the more fun it gets.
Come join us for good-natured games and socializing!
Wednesday Community Lunch
Yes, there is such a thing as a free lunch.
Each Wednesday, the Aspen Mine Center, in partnership with local churches, clubs, agencies and community volunteers, provides a community luncheon (for optional donation) that welcomes all community members. For many, this is the only nutritious meal they have all week. This program “builds a healthy community” by enhancing neighborhood attachment, prosocial engagement, connecting clients to local resources, promoting intergenerational and cross-economic
interaction and acceptance.
A comfortable dining room to enjoy a meal with old friends
and make new ones
A hot, healthy lunch complete with everything from salad through dessert,
including hot and cold beverages
Great food, terrific opportunities for socializing,
a fun and relaxing time for all!
2021 Thanksgiving The Aspen Mine Center was a great success with over 300 people served. The food line, making up the to-go boxes…we actually had time to have fun.
GOVERNOR POLIS VISITS ASPEN MINE CENTER
Colorado Community Health Alliance’s rural contractor,
Aspen Mine Center / Community of Caring, had a special visit from Gov. Jared Polis on September 29, 2021! During the visit, Gov. Polis learned about the wonderful services Aspen Mine Center provides to Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program) members and others in the Teller County community.
As a one-stop resource shop, Aspen Mine Center provides a workforce center, food pantry, clothes closet, social services office, health care and counseling services, playgroups, nutrition programs, a senior club, and more to help those in need. Learn more about Aspen Mine Center: Aspenminecenter.org/
Since 2006, Community of Caring has stepped in to meet the needs of struggling families for Christmas. Each year, Community of Caring spends money on Walmart gift cards and selects children from the Angel Tree by local families for gift giving. These are just a few of the programs the Aspen Mine Center has to help families and children in need. Staff and volunteers spend time organizing and calling families and picking up community donations of food and gifts for the Christmas Programs. Check out the images to the left from our 2021 festivities! Other Christmas events that the Aspen Mine Center hosted or helped sponsor include:
- Gold Camp Christmas Tree Decorating Contest/Auction and Benevolence Tree
- Soup for the Soul Contest
- Greatest Gold Camp Cookie Contest
- AMC Toy Drive
- Lighted Headframe Guided Tour
- Christmas Parade
- Visit with Santa
- Colorado Springs Chorale